ALL-LONG ISLAND BASEBALL SECOND TEAM
ANDREW PRIMM (Junior)
Tough a nails, this blue-collar junior is a throwback behind the plate. Primm, who earned all-conference honors, batted .368 with eight doubles and 22 runs scored. His leadership was the foundation of the Chiefs success this spring.
An all-county first baseman/pitcher in Long Island’s toughest division, the senior was the epitome of a big-game player. His signature moment was on the mound where he tossed a three-hitter with no earned runs in the Nassau Class A quarterfinals against Plainedge.
Patchogue-Medford, committed to Albany
The Albany-bound senior shortstop earned all-county honors, helping the Raiders to an unlikely run to the Suffolk Class AA semifinals after entering the postseason as the No. 14 seed.
West Islip, committed to Pace
The Pace-bound senior shortstop led the Lions to back-to-back Suffolk Class AA finals appearances. A terrific two-way player, Tsouprakos went 5-for-5 against Bellport this season.
Sachem East, committed to Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh-bound senior earned League I MVP honors and led the Flaming Arrows to the playoffs after Sachem East went 2-15 a year ago.
The speedy two-sport standout was named Nassau Conference A2 MVP, guiding the Seahawks to back-to-back conference titles.
There wasn’t a ball the speedy LIU Post-bound senior couldn’t track down in the outfield. He also used that speed to terrorize opposing catchers.
St. Anthony’s, committed to Michigan
The Michigan-bound senior was one of the most polished players on Long Island – both at the plate and in center field.
LOGAN O’HOPPE (Junior)
St. John the Baptist, committed to East Carolina
The East Carolina-bound junior is the latest in a long line of great catchers from St. John the Baptist and he still has another year to play. O’Hoppe was named the NSCHSAA Catcher of the Year.
His seven wins and sub 2.00 ERA helped the Cougars to their most successful season in two decades. After an injury to Stony Brook-bound senior ace Brian Morrisey, Pohlman and Theodorellis anchored the Cougars.
Ward Melville, committed to Siena
The 6-foot-6 Siena-bound senior was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 33rd round of the 2017 MLS Amateur Draft. The hard-throwing righthander went 4-1 with a 1.39 ERA with 69 strikeouts over 51.2 innings
The all-league senior hurler did something that hasn’t been done in 30 years on Long Island – toss back-to-back postseason no-hitters. The first came against Babylon in the Suffolk ‘B’ tournament and the second was in a 1-0 win over Wheatley in the Long Island final, clinching Mattituck’s third title in four years.
Garden City, committed to Amherst
The Amherst-bound senior earned all-conference honors and helped guide the Trojans to their best season since 2006. Nagel finished the season with nine wins, including one in the Nassau Class A finals against Wantagh.
MAX NELISEN (Sophomore)
A big part of Long Island’s vaunted Class of 2019, the southpaw with ice water in his veins helped the Patriots enjoy a deep playoff run.
LIAM PULSIPHER (Junior)
Center Moriches, committed to Stony Brook
The son of former Major League hurler Bill Pulsipher, the Stony Brook-bound junior earned all-county honors thanks largely to a lights-out cutter and four-seam fastball that just eats up lefties.
2017 ALL-LONG ISLAND BASEBALL HONORABLE MENTION
BRENDAN MCFALL (Junior)